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Autonomous Trains Are Ready to Roll

Autonomous Trains Are Ready to Roll

The race is on to create fully automated railroads. Winning over unions, regulators, and the public may be the biggest challenge.
Autonomous Trains Are Ready to Roll

Autonomous Trains Are Ready to Roll

The race is on to create fully automated railroads. Winning over unions, regulators, and the public may be the biggest challenge.
Second Judge Dismisses Criminal Charges in Philadelphia Train Wreck That Killed 8

Second Judge Dismisses Criminal Charges in Philadelphia Train Wreck That Killed 8

A Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas judge dismissed criminal charges against a former Amtrak engineer. The state attorney general vowed Tuesday to appeal the decision.
Second Judge Dismisses Criminal Charges in Philadelphia Train Wreck That Killed 8

Second Judge Dismisses Criminal Charges in Philadelphia Train Wreck That Killed 8

A Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas judge dismissed criminal charges against a former Amtrak engineer. The state attorney general vowed Tuesday to appeal the decision.
N.J. Transit Canceled More Than 60 Trains (and That Was Just in the Last Week)

N.J. Transit Canceled More Than 60 Trains (and That Was Just in the Last Week)

Canceled trains have become a near daily occurrence on New Jersey Transit, the country’s third-busiest commuter railroad.
Commuting Delays and Cancellations: Is the ‘Summer of Hell’ Back?

Commuting Delays and Cancellations: Is the ‘Summer of Hell’ Back?

Monday: Last week was tough for New Jersey Transit riders. Was it a preview of what's to come?
Dutch Railway Will Pay Millions to Holocaust Survivors

Dutch Railway Will Pay Millions to Holocaust Survivors

The company had set up special trains on behalf of the Nazis to carry Jews and other victims to transit points for deportation to death camps.
Dutch Railway Will Pay Millions to Holocaust Survivors

Dutch Railway Will Pay Millions to Holocaust Survivors

The company had set up special trains on behalf of the Nazis to carry Jews and other victims to transit points for deportation to death camps.
Japanese High-Speed Rail Line Was Brought to Standstill by Tiny Slug That Fried on Power Cable

Japanese High-Speed Rail Line Was Brought to Standstill by Tiny Slug That Fried on Power Cable

Japanese rail company JR Kitakyushu says that one small slug was responsible for a power outage and subsequent delays for an estimated 12,000 commuters on a high-speed rail line in Kyushu on May 30,
A Coast-to-Coast Marriage of American Railroads

A Coast-to-Coast Marriage of American Railroads

The completion of the first transcontinental railroad at Promontory Summit, in Utah, on May 10, 1869.
Chinese Railroad Workers Were Almost Written Out of History. Now They’re Getting Their Due.

Chinese Railroad Workers Were Almost Written Out of History. Now They’re Getting Their Due.

The ceremony that marked the completion of the First Transcontinental Railroad, as the Central Pacific and and Union Pacific railroads were joined at Promontory, Utah, on May 10, 1869.
Chinese Railroad Workers Were Almost Written Out of History. Now They’re Getting Their Due.

Chinese Railroad Workers Were Almost Written Out of History. Now They’re Getting Their Due.

The ceremony that marked the completion of the First Transcontinental Railroad, as the Central Pacific and and Union Pacific railroads were joined at Promontory, Utah, on May 10, 1869.
Past Tense: When the Old Penn Station Was Demolished, New York Lost Its Faith

Past Tense: When the Old Penn Station Was Demolished, New York Lost Its Faith

One of Penn Station’s 22 famous eagles being removed from the building’s one remaining facade. The statues ended up in far-flung places like the New Jersey Botanical Garden and on the roof of Cooper
A Remarkable Rail Journey Into the Horn of Africa’s Past, and Future

A Remarkable Rail Journey Into the Horn of Africa’s Past, and Future

Lebu Station, on the outskirts of Addis Ababa, marks the western terminus of the new train line.
Durham Dreamed of a Transit Line. Duke University All but Killed It.

Durham Dreamed of a Transit Line. Duke University All but Killed It.

Duke University officials blocked a planned light-rail line that would cross its property, citing concerns that building and operating the line could interfere with sensitive equipment at the school’s
Durham Dreamed of a Transit Line. Duke University All but Killed It.

Durham Dreamed of a Transit Line. Duke University All but Killed It.

Duke University officials blocked a planned light-rail line that would cross its property, citing concerns that building and operating the line could interfere with sensitive equipment at the school’s
Joseph Boardman, 70, Amtrak Chief During Record Growth, Dies

Joseph Boardman, 70, Amtrak Chief During Record Growth, Dies

Joseph Boardman at an Amtrak station in Rensselaer, N.Y., in 2007. He oversaw the nation’s passenger railroads from 2008 to 2016.
Joseph Boardman, 70, Amtrak Chief During Record Growth, Dies

Joseph Boardman, 70, Amtrak Chief During Record Growth, Dies

Joseph Boardman at an Amtrak station in Rensselaer, N.Y. in 2007. He oversaw the nation’s passenger railroads from 2008 to 2016.
Can America Still Build Big? A California Rail Project Raises Doubts

Can America Still Build Big? A California Rail Project Raises Doubts

A portion of the California high-speed rail project, in Fresno, Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom’s comments on the project this month raised questions about its prospects and the nation’s ability to complete